Dr. Eric Walsh is a pastor from Georgia who served on President Obama’s Advisory Council for HIV/AIDS. He also preaches against sodomy, and for that reason the state of Georgia, his former employer, fired him after listening to his sermons. Dr. Walsh countered with a federal civil rights lawsuit, on behalf of his religious beliefs, especially made outside of work (read their findings here). Now the the state of Georgia is demanding that he turn over his sermons for ‘review’ by state attorneys:
A Seventh-day Adventist lay minister who says he was fired by Georgia’s Department of Public Health after officials were assigned to watch and review the content of his sermons, says he will not comply with the state’s request that he hand over his sermons for review by state attorneys.
As previously reported, Dr. Eric Walsh, a leading health expert who was appointed to President Obama’s Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDs, was hired by the state agency in early May 2014 and was scheduled to begin working in June 2016.
However, when officials at the DPH learned that Walsh’s conservative views on marriage had been met with protests from LGBT activists when he was selected as a commencement speaker at Pasadena City College, the agency decided to launch an investigation into Walsh’s preaching and a week later, DPH asked Walsh to submit copies of his sermons.
An email sent by DPH’s director of human resources indicates that DPH employees were specifically assigned to listen to hours of Walsh’s sermons.
After employees watched the sermons, a meeting with Walsh was arranged to discuss his views and future with the agency. Ultimately, the DPH ended up rescinding Walsh’s employment.
With the help of the First Liberty Institute, Walsh filed an official charge of discrimination with the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission in September 2014. The complaint claims that the DPH fired Walsh because of the content of his sermons. According to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, it is illegal to make employment decisions based on a person’s religion.
On Sep. 28, the state of Georgia filed a Request for Production of Documents, which gave Walsh 33 days to respond to the state’s request that he turn over a number of documents pertaining to the case that also included copies of his sermons, all documents relating to his ministerial training, and all documents relating to his service as a pastor.
Dr. Walsh’s comments about HIV and AIDS are necessary, as they reflect the CDC’s own findings which we have reported on. Thanks to the extensive practice of homosexual behaviors, HIV/AIDS has experienced unprecedented growth. Among the hardest hit of these groups are Afro-American men, whose infection rate is approaching 50%. Georgia is one of the worst hit of these areas, and it is said the infection rate may reach 2% for the entire state, putting in a category with nations like Ghana and Sudan.
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As Dr. Walsh is black and a pastor, what he is doing is nothing special- he is doing his job because to not speak about this clear problem and its roots to the sin of sodomy is criminally irresponsible. If people and those who call themselves “Christians” stopped treating homosexuality with a superficial and permissive attitude and began taking about it and treating it with the gravity that God does in the Bible, this problem would veritably solve itself. Yet that is the problem- Christians who give license to sin are as bad as those committing it because they enable what should be a generally simple fix.
God destroyed the city of Sodom for homosexual acts. St. Paul says homosexuality is one of the products of serious moral and spiritual decay that is on the level of madness. All of the great saints preached aggressively against this sin, and for many years homosexuality was outlaws because it is clearly wrong and evil. In the words of the great saint and mystic St. Catherine of Siena:
They not only fail from resisting this frailty [ of fallen human nature]…but do even worse as they commit the cursed sin agains nature. Like the blind and stupid having dimmed the light of the understanding, they do not recoginze the disease and misery in which they find themselves. For this not only causes Me nausea, but displeases even the demons themselves, whom these miserable creatures have chosen as their lords. For Me, this sin against nature is so abominable that , for it alone, five cities were submersed, by virtue of the jugdment of My Divine Justice, which could no longer bear them…It is disagreable to the demon, not because evil displeases them and they find pleasure in good, but because their nature is angelic and thus is repulsed upon seeing such an enormous sin being commited. It is true that it is the demons who hits the sinner with the poisoned arrow of lust, but when a man carries out such a sinful act, the demons leaves. (source)
Last week we wrote about the new and powerful drug-resistant diseases which are appearing primarily among LGBT groups spread only by their kind of “sexual” activity. Many “Christian” people were upset that we said how it was curse from God for their behavior, yet where is the outcry among “Christians” for this pastor? He is the real hero because he is actually trying to save their lives and their souls by trying to stop them from killing themselves, and now the government has become so perverted they are trying to justify their license to sin in their haste termination of his employment.
It is another example of how America has rejected God’s mercy, and so has chosen His judgment.